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Sep 19, 2011 6:00pm PDT
top advisers. and i'll ask the former governor of michigan how to get people back to work. and a prime minister speaks out about the terror attacks that shocked the world. this is "piers morgan tonight." today president obama billed a 3 trillionplan to cut the deficit. reduce spending in iraq and afghanistan and higher taxes on the wealthiest american. republican leaders promptly dismissed it calling the plan class warfare. does the president's plan have a chance? joining me is gene sperling director of the national economic council. thank you for joining me. the president announced today he'll go after the rich. the republicans say that is a form of class warfare. the president says it's math. but the reality is it is class warfare. the rich are a class and he's going after them. >> it's the opposite. the president is asking for balance, for shared sacrifice. he's asking for everybody to contribute and getting our long-term deficit down. he wants a plan that will be strong and powerful. the american jobs act. but we come to fiscal discipline, we all have to be in this together.
CNN
Sep 25, 2011 5:00am PDT
resources! >> meanwhile, michigan, another battleground state, and the battle is playing out this weekend. governors perry and romney were there at a republican party event. candy crowley will have straw poll results that are due a little later this hour. we'll chat with her about that. meanwhile, listen to mitt romney talk about what he'll do on day one as president. >> the burden of regulation is even larger than the burden of our taxation. if i'm president the first thing i'm going to do on day one is issue an executive order saying all the regulations put in place by barack obama's administration are put on hold and we're getting rid of the ones that killed jobs. >> again we are expecting results of that straw poll in michigan coming up at the bottom of the hour. we'll check in with candy crowley. >>> six minutes past the hour now. 80 protesters arrested at demonstrations on wall street during the biggest one-day crackdown in more than a week. we told you about these protests last week when they first started. demonstrators you see here have been gathering there, still gathering there
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Sep 24, 2011 9:00am PDT
republican running for president, you want to be in either michigan or florida this weekend. that's where two major straw polls are being held. cnn reporter peter hamby joining us from orlando, florida. peter, why is the contest there, florida, florida, florida, considered so important? >> reporter: florida will be the state in the general election, no doubt next year, one of them, one of the major swing states. but the state republican primary will be pivotal. the candidates believe, people in florida believe it was for john mccain in 2008 when he defeated mitt romney and catapulted himself to presidency. presidency five is the name of the confab, a philly day event, started with a debate thursday night, a conference where they all spoke. today a straw poll where 3500 or so republican activists will cast a vote in the straw poll and pick for president. rick perry is the only candidate competing in the straw poll, courting the delegates. he's expected to win. if he doesn't win, that would be a big surprise, fred. >> let's talk about another straw poll, this one being held in michigan. wha
CNN
Sep 6, 2011 1:00am PDT
of a calculated program to make us feel powerless. i think the people in michigan really node -- need a hand. we need work, we want work. that's all. we don't want a handout. we want jobs. >> in michigan on monday, mr. obama said he's prepared to fight for his new job growth proposals, defend organized labor and take steps to restore america's middle class. he also expressed hope for the future of detroit. >> it's like the commercial says. this is a city that's been to heck and back. and while there are a lot of challenges here, i see a city that's coming back. you ask somebody here if times are tough, they'll say, yeah, it's tough but we're tougher. look at what we're doing to overcome. look at what we're doing to rebuild and re-invent and redefine what it means to live in this great city. >> well, in a sign that president obama's optimism may not be for nothing, a general motors plan to once produce gas-guzzlie ining sedans has be reborn as the only automobile factor of its kind in the united states. casey wian has more from o'ryan, michigan. >> reporter: brad was working at
CNN
Sep 5, 2011 10:00am PDT
michigan it's at 10.9%, but in detroit it's almost at 16%. over 50% are among the long-term unemployed. why does that matter in this is a state that the president won by 17 points. and now his approval rating in the state is at 34%. those are bismol numbers, ted. he has to get the numbers up if he hopes to win re-election. we will see the president here not just today but a lot in the next year as he campaigns for re-election. >> any hint on what he will talk about today and specifically if there will be any sneak peek into what he will deliver on thursday in terms of his plan? >> in terms of the plan we will hear him talk about the fact that he will press for measures that had bipartisan support in the past. this is a big theme for the white house, the kinds of initiatives he is proposing to increase job employment in this country, and they have had the support of republicans previously so should again. i know that we will have him talk about the importance of having a strong middle class for economic growth. that's a message that will both resonate with this strong union crowd, but a
CNN
Sep 26, 2011 6:00am PDT
would be the one to win that straw poll result. the other one that came out this weekend, michigan, and mitt romney is at the top. no surprise here. listen, romney was born in michigan. his father a former governor there. very popular. romney won the primary there back in 2008. he was expected to win. but perry did go up to michigan and campaign and he was a distant second. for perry, i think a lot of people are saying that those uneven debate performances, especially last week and the attacks on rick perry over his stance on illegal immigration, may be taking a toll. one other thing from the debates or from the straw polls, michele bachmann nowhere to be seen near the top. remember she won the straw poll in iowa in august. but she finished very low down in both of these straw polls. one thing about those, they are important. they are a gauge or a test or a barometer of a campaign with a lot of activists. they are not the end all and be all. if they were, herman cain or ron paul would be the nominee, and nobody thinks that is very likely, kyra. >> mitt romney going to meet with don
CNN
Sep 26, 2011 8:00am PDT
michigan straw poll by a 3-1 margin over perry. now, romney's father served as michigan governor in the '60s making the son somewhat of a home state favorite. in florida, herman cain took top billing. he drew twice as many votes as perry, with romney in third place. cain says he won because voters are beginning to notice his 999 tax plan. here's how he explains it. >> my plan is bold because it throws out the tax code and imposes a business flat tax of 9%, personal flat tax of 9%, national sales tax of 9%. it replaces all of the taxes that people are now having to grapple with and it provides search engine to the business community which is what they're looking for in order to grow this economy. >> governor perry jumped into the race for the gop nomination. that was just six weeks ago. instantly topped the polls but critics say that perry's debate performances have been kind of shaky, leaning to some doubts. >>> well, in 3 1/2 hours we're going to get new details on the washington monument and perhaps when it's going to reopen to tourists. it's been closed since the art quake ripped fou
CNN
Sep 5, 2011 2:00am PDT
this morning. it's 27 minutes past the hour. president obama will spend his labor day in michigan a state hard hit by employment. in his annual address, the president is expected to preview his jobs plan to union workers and their families in detroit. he'll unveil his entire plan in a speech on thursday night. the administration says it will lay out a series of steps that congress could act upon, including transportation and infrastructure initiatives. initiatives to help homeowners and tax breaks to support new hires. >> if you are not hiring, you're unpatriotic according to the international brotherhood of teamers james hoffa. on the state of the union, hoffa called apple, general electric and pfizer unpatriotic for opening factories and stores overseas instead of investing in employment right here in the united states. he said, big companies have a responsibility to get americans back to work and if they aren't doing that, president obama should call them out. >> i think the president should challenge the patriotism of these american corporations that are sitting on the sidelines
CNN
Sep 5, 2011 4:00pm PDT
michigan what we saw in the reagan days, blue collar reagan democrats helping the republicans? >> i think it's going to be different this time because of the attack on the -- on labor by the tea party. we had 100,000 people at a rally in madison, wisconsin. we had 50,000 people in ohio. we collected a million signatures in ohio. people realize what's going on, that they might have voted republican a small group of organized labor. but i think people are aware now that this group is coming after them. when they start talking about, you know, getting rid of social security, medicare, medicaid, rolling back collective bargaining in major states, i think this is -- this has been the wake-up call an maybe labor needs. and some of those people that voted republican are now going to say, what a mistake i made because i didn't know they were going to take my job away, i didn't know they were going to take clollective bargaining awa. you saw what they did and what they believe in. and you heard this debate in washington with regard to the debt ceiling that they want to keep cutting and cutting and
CNN
Sep 25, 2011 3:00am PDT
watching. the michigan republican party will have one. we'll hopefully have results around 8:30 eastern time. mitt romney and rick perry are the favorites. both made appearances at that event. during his speech, perry took a shot to his fellow front-runner mitt romney and tried to put his rough debate performance behind him. >> there are may be slicker candidates, and there may be smoother debaters, but i know what i believe in. i'm going to stand on that belief every day. i will guide this country with a deep, deep rudder. >> for all your political news and updates, you know the place to go. cnn.com/politics. >>> five minutes past the hour. let economy turn to seattle now where -- let me turn to seattle now where a fire-fight ends with a man being killed after being armed with two rifles. [ gunfire ] >> you're hearing it play out there. apparently this man was walking down the street pointing the guns at people. he didn't fire until he got to an elementary school. next door to where this happened, a high school football was going on, and the stadium was packed. >> they were hud
CNN
Sep 25, 2011 6:00am PDT
people down if he wants to put romney away. >> we also had another straw poll from michigan this morning and i think it was 50% -- more than 50% here. 50.9%. the mackinaw straw poll, rick perry 16. %. mitt romney runs away with it now. he's basically the hometown boy in michigan. his father was governor there and this is activist republicans, romney's a very familiar name.>name.. >> the races continue to be unsettled. i think what we've learned this weekend is that there's going to be an extended fight between mitt romney and rick perry. they both have some strength. they both have a considerable amount of money, we think, the ability to raise money. and neither of them have closed the deal. that's what i take away from this weekend. >> mitt romney has been an incredibly lucky candidate. when he was coasting along as the front-runner, in the spring and summer the other candidates didn't want to engage too much with one another. tim pawlenty famously shid away from an attack in the debate, a key reason he got out of the race. we got to the fall and it was everybody gang up on the front-ru
CNN
Sep 17, 2011 12:00am PDT
growing up in grand rapids, michigan but he seemingly does all he can to mask the memories of hardship. a few miles from the gym, this is the ode to opulence where mayweather is known to spend frequent afternoons, tobin motor cars. joining him for a browse today, r&b singer ray jay. >> limited edition. >> mayweather owns 14 luxury cars, collection valued at more than $4 million. on this visit he negotiates an impromptu trade, one of his bentleys for a new rolls royce. >> you want to come to the dealership and meet me at my house and me the difference and we will take care of it. i will give you cash. >> several hours later, back at the mayweather mansion, a man they call chop arrives with the call they call the ghost. >> rolls royce effect. we add another rolls royce to the collection, you know what i'm saying. that's what it is. all white, that's right. money men don't play. >> following a bit of paperwork, the exchange is made. a cash payment makes up the difference. >> thank you. >> appreciate another beautiful with the champ. >> we do that. we trade a super sport in and we take a r
CNN
Sep 26, 2011 4:00pm PDT
and roland into the conversation, governor romney and his wife. they were out in michigan over the weekend and i'm going to call this, no disrespect to anybody intended, al gore liked. >> you want a better kiss than that? we're not going to do an al gore moment. >> we bring that out not just because it's cute video, kevin, you saw the horserace numbers that perry, romney -- if you break it down there's a gender gap. among men, 35% of republican men say perry. 18% say romney. among women, 26% say romney and 22% say perry. why do we have a gender gap? >> well, as people start to learn more and more about governor perry, some of the issues that are not very helpful to him with women voters have come to the forefront. mainly for the hpv vaccine. mothers with daughters that were forced with an inocculation, they may see that as something that they don't agree with and will reject. i think that there's a point where governor romney -- many have gravitated over to him because the overall issue has been the economy. and moms, dads, all people who are young really want this economy fixed. a
CNN
Sep 3, 2011 5:00am PDT
teaching him geometry at the same time. we dropped him at the university of michigan for debate camp for three weeks and thought he would be okay. wrong. he called me up two days later and felt dumb. he said the other kids at camp were far ahead of him and started yelling at me for not getting him in a better school. problem is, that he's already in the best school in our city. he says, i don't know what they're preparing us for but it's not college. my poor kid has discovered something we've known for years, not all school districts are created equal. there are at love factors for this, of course. but the one i find most telling is the correlation between poverty and academic achievement. according to the u.s. census bureau, grand rapids, michigan, has a 28.9% poverty rate amongst school age children. only 30% of students who take the michigan exam were proficient in math, 43% proficient in reading. when you look at the poorer cities in my state you'll find some numbers below 10%. conversely, the 10 wealthiest districts have scores in the mid 70s up to 90. how is that leaving no chi
CNN
Sep 12, 2011 12:00pm PDT
a story we are are following out of michigan. you know, some might call one walgreens employee a hero after he pulled a gun on armed rob rers in may. the robbers took off, no one was hurt. but walgreens apparently didn't think there was anything heroic about it it at all. in fact, the company fired this man. now that employee was a pharmacist. he is now suing. as part of the case, we're getting video surveillance of the entire thing as it went down. here is reporter steve patterson of affiliate wzzm. >> i feared for my life. >> reporter: in may, two armed men entered a walgreens in benton harbor where jer huven worked. they take a manager hostage and push him to the back of the store. >> the gunman repeatly attempted to fire upon me. >> reporter: in this edited security footage, given to wzzm 13 news from huven's attorney, you can see a masked man leap over the counter, weapon drawn. >> in self-defense, i fired my weapon. >> reporter: and the crooks ran off. in a press conference on wednesday, the pharmacist says he has hey permit for the weapon but was fired a week later. >> mr.
CNN
Sep 24, 2011 3:00am PDT
will speak at a gop conference in michigan, another state moving up its primary position in the race for the white house. results of the straw poll there, they come out tomorrow morning. t.j. >> thanks to our paul steinhauser and president obama has an important night, a speech to the congressional black caucus. the caucus has been critical of the white house for the way he has handled the issue of jobs, unemployment among african-americans was almost 17% last month. eight minutes past the hour. a passionate plea from the palestinians for their own state. you see the president there requested it. it's a largely symbolling move since the united states said they would veto the move. a short time after abbas spoke, benjamin netanyahu had a chance to fire back. listen to both sides. >> translator: this is a moment of truth. our people are waiting to hear the answer of the world. will it allow israel to continue the last occupation in the world? >> the palestinians should first make peace with israel and then get their state. >> behind the scenes negotiators put together a rough time
CNN
Sep 25, 2011 11:00am PDT
week could very much be shaped by what happens this weekend in florida and in michigan, earlier today, mitt romney won the straw poll at michigan's republican conference. of 681 votes cast, romney captured 51% and rick perry was a distant second with 16%. and then in that florida straw poll yesterday as we mentioned herman cain was the winner collecting 37% of the vote. rick perry came in second but way back behind cain and romney was just behind perry. ca his n says his win shows he cannot be ignored. political blogger danielle blotten, joins us. some were willing to say this was a two-man race between romney and perry. herman cain's win in florida, the straw poll, how much of a game changer is this? >> you know, as exciting as this probably is for herman cain and people who support him this is a poll that people pay to vote in. the most motivated insiders and activists who basically want to send a message to governor rick perry about his poor performance in the most recent debate and about some of the other concerns they've had about him. he didn't really campaign as vigorousl
CNN
Sep 28, 2011 7:00pm PDT
plans to fly back to michigan and spend the christmas holiday with his family. brian's attention to detail had ensured that all the christmas gifts he had meticulously selected for his family had already been bought and sent in the mail prior to his arrival. brian did ultimately come home that christmas. we buried him not far from the house that he was raised in just prior to christmas day. >> his still grieving cousin speaking before the house oversight committee. the committee also heard from atf whistleblowers. >> we weren't giving guns to people who were hunting bear, we were giving guns to people who were killing other humans. >> rather than meet the wolf head-on, we sharpened his teeth, added number to his claw. all the while we sad idly by watching, tracking and noting as he became a more efficient and effective predator. >> remember the idea was to give guns to gun runners, to drug runners, to mexican drug cartels, track where those weapons were and ultimately -- ultimately on the mexican side of the border arrest the people and kind of figure out the networks, the drug cart
CNN
Sep 29, 2011 10:00pm PDT
word "brainwash" has the connotation of what mitt romney's father said in michigan some 40 or 50 years ago. 40 years ago. i think that's why it also raised alarms. but clearly there are blocs in this country who vote the way they do. that's been a historical pattern up and down every demographic strata you can divide the electorate over. that's part of america. always has been. >> cornell? >> if you say that, that's fine. but when you say that people are brainwashed, a certain racial group is brainwashed for doing that, that's the problem. >> interesting discussion. cornell, appreciate it. >> but it's not racist. >> it's bigoted. if someone is making bigoted statements, yeah, i got no problem calling them a racist or a bigot. >> guys, interesting discussion. appreciate you having it, cornell belcher, ari fleisher, thank you. programming note, we're announcing the arizona republican party and cnn will co-host a gop presidential debate december 1st in arizona, october 18th in las vegas, 8:00 p.m. eastern, right here on cnn. let's see if herman cain gets questions on that. >>> still
CNN
Sep 25, 2011 3:00pm PDT
water spouts reported off of lake michigan. look at these pictures from yesterday morning. this was two to five miles off the coast. you can see them from milwaukee and the chicago area. there were literally dozens of reports of this. this is kind of an unusual thing that happens from time to time over lake michigan, don. that water is so warm right now. it is 25 degrees warmer than the cold air that moved in and that produces instability and why they had so many water spouts there yesterday. a lot of rotations all over the place. we will continue to track the storms and if anything changes in memphis, we will let you know. >> i lived on the lake and can attest to that. not that i saw them so much but i know it does happen. thank you. >>> cnn international desk editor is here with some interesting news items that you might have heard about. let's begin in spain. centuries-old trgs tradition is coming toed and in that part of the country. >> when you think of spain and barcelona you think of bull fighting. today marked the end of an era that has been synonymous with spain and traditi
CNN
Sep 15, 2011 6:00am PDT
alexander was cuffed in the back of a bloomfield, michigan cruiser. he moved the hands to in front of him. he emptied his pockets which contained heroin. then he used his mouth to loosen the handcuffs. let's time it to see how long it takes him to take off the cuffs. left alone in the cruiser with the radio on, alexander gnawed, salivated and tugged for a mere 17 seconds before the cuff came off. he kept looking around for the officer. you could almost see him think. while we're at it, shouldn't the suspect be wearing a seatbelt? then the minor detail, how he opened the window. the barrier between the front and back was left open. he crawled into the front seat. watch the light change as he presses the button, opening the rear window. this cruiser was cuffed. a burglar in utah went out there a moving police car. when he threw himself out, he was not seriously hurt. he was recovered. his freddie mercury moment short lived. ♪ i've got to break free >>> all right, this morning presidential candidates spanning across the country from the east coast to the west and smack in the middle of the
CNN
Sep 26, 2011 2:00pm PDT
straw poll at the start of the weekend. but his performance put him at a distant second. in michigan, straw poll, perry finishing second, this time to romney, a native of michigan. perry placed a distance sec to paul in the california straw poll. these straw polls don't mean a lot. they are just mock elections. they don't necessarily reflect how the primaries will go. but if you are the republican front-runner, there is an expectation you win some of them within an advisor to jon huntsman campaign suggests it is increasingly clear that perry can't perform, saying he has a case of elec ti le dysfunction. perry's people say romney who has been in the question a lot longer, here is the question: are rick perry's 15 minutes up? go to our post on the situation rooms facebook page. pretty clever, electile dysfunction. >> clever. is that a word? >> i don't know and i don't want to know. >> thank you. >>> president obama is hoping his time isn't up when it comes to rallying support from a key voting block. we're talking about african-americans. but with unemployment and poverty among blacks,
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Sep 24, 2011 5:00am PDT
michigan today for a major republican conference going on there. we'll have more on the battle for florida next hour and take you live to orlando where both of those major conservative conferences are going on right now. meanwhile to the president right now, no child left behind. the obama administration saying it will immediately start reviewing applications from states that want to opt out of parts of that education plan. president obama spoke about the reasons for the change in his weekly address. >> while the goals behind no child left behind were admira e admirable, experience has taught us the law had serious flaws that are hurting our children instead of helping them. teachers are being forced to teach to the test while subjects like history and science are being squeezed out. in an order to avoid having their schools labeled as failures, some schools lowered their standards in a race to the bottom. >> president obama has an important night ahead of him. he has a speech to the congressional black caucus. the caucus has been critical of the white house for the way the preside
CNN
Sep 4, 2011 5:00am PDT
good ending for notre dame fans. the iowa game in iowa city also delayed and the michigan game was stopped altogether, so there was wild midwest weather. >> how do you get 80,000 people out and then back in? >> very good question. an efficient evacuation plan. >> at least you know they have a plan in place. it was a good football yesterday, but looked different at one game than we are used to seeing. >> yeah, at the penn state game. and joe paterno was up in the press box, and no word on whether he will be on the sidelines next week when alabama comes to penn state, but you are talking about joe paterno, and he has been nine u.s. presidents come and go and he is still ticking, you know. >> he wants to be on the sideline. >> yeah, he wants to be, but the doctor said not yet and maybe next week. >> you like this video? >> yeah, he decides to bust a move. he has pretty good moves, i have to admit. he was doing a tv interview and asked to dance so he did, and there was a guy to dance during the match, and so he was showing the fan in the stand his own moves. very entertaining. >> what
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Sep 16, 2011 6:00am PDT
four and michigan won in the championship and glen rice who is the player that she's accused of having an affair with won the michigan mvp so for me i don't want to go there! >> all right, john? >> what's extraordinary to me s that as politico pointed out, she's called the lame-stream media has run to her defense. and you see "the new york times" being invoked as this paragon of integrity, if "the times" dishes on the book, i think it's fair, it's sleazy and salacious and not very well-sourced book, the fact that sarah palin is not running for president for all accounts i think makes it less news worthy. it's out-of-bounds and shouldn't have any impact of people's perceptions on sarah palin. >> question number two, tom ridge endorsing jon huntsman, right now i'm actually looking live as it's coming through our control room, so what do you think? can anything help resuscitate this struggling presidential campaign? maria? >> unfortunately not, kyra, because jon huntsman i think in terms of the candidate is one of the most thoughtful, rational, mainstream thinking of these candidates. he
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Sep 17, 2011 5:00am PDT
. weather looks decent. the south bend, indiana, notre dame hosting michigan state, yesterday at notre dame it was 39 degrees yesterday morning. yesterday got to 60, today will get to 70. 3:30 kickoff time, 65 degrees, beautiful conditions. if you're heading there, it will be beautiful in the stands. once again, back to florida, florida hosting tennessee he, 3:30 this afternoon, about an isolated chance for a shower. 87 degrees. pretty steamy if our out there, but it certainly will be fun. games looking great, t.j. >> all right. notre dame, i've got to see if they can come back from what michigan did to them last week. thank you so much. we'll check in later. >>> we're getting close to the top of the hour. quick break. we'll be right back. stay with me. you don't just taste it, you feel it. ♪ do you believe in magic? ♪ ♪ it's magic ♪ [ male announcer ] it's a comfort that comes from the only caramel worthy of being wrapped in gold. ♪ do you believe in magic? [ male announcer ] werther's original caramel chocolate. what comfort tastes like. oh, we call it the bundler. let's sa
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Sep 22, 2011 12:00pm PDT
in a michigan neighborhood. >> 911. >> okay, we have a bad accident. any car blew up with two kids. called on already. i've got two significant leg injuries. one to the bottom left injury, his bottom left leg and then one to his left buttocks that are chewed up pretty good, okay? >> okay. >> eight tissue wounds that are bleeding. i need someone here now. >> why was this family, father, two sons, on the case? "the situation room" on the road, day four. stay with us. wolf will join me live from new york. two of the most important are energy security and economic growth. north america actually has one of the largest oil reserves in the world. a large part of that is oil sands. this resource has the ability to create hundreds of thousands of jobs. at our kearl project in canada, we'll be able to produce these oil sands with the same emissions as many other oils and that's a huge breakthrough. that's good for our country's energy security and our economy. >>> designed for maximum damage, what police are now saying about this bomb placed under a car that blew up with a michigan lawyer an
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Sep 5, 2011 8:00am PDT
. >>> and president obama gives his labor day speech in michigan today. he's appearing at an event hosted by the metro detroit central labor council. detroit hit hard by the labor crisis. and the president's remarks come three days before he outlines his plan for turning this jobs market around. >>> fighting, you see there, breaks out between egyptian police and families of people killed in the uprising against the former president, hosni mubarak. the families tried to push themselves into the building where mubarak's trial resumed. mubarak was again wheeled into court on a stretcher. he was charged with ordering the killing of protesters during the revolution in february. >>> libyan rebels pushed to the outskirts of moammar gadhafi's last strong hold. they have targeted the cities of bani walid and serte. talks broke down after an aggressive speech by one of gadhafi's brothers. >> reporter: i was told several months ago that the family was united. right now it's not, so it clearly indicates there are divisions there. gadhafi, just a little bit of his situation, says he has to move
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Sep 10, 2011 5:00am PDT
degrees, don't quote me. let's talk next -- >> this is a big one. michigan/notre dame kicking off. the first night game? >> yes. >> the big house. >> 68 degrees. 30% chance of some showers. pretty nice. winds not a factor unlike what's happening with nasa, the winds a factor. shouldn't be a factor all day today for the college games. >> i have to go with michigan on this one. i was not -- >> anybody go with notre dame for any reason? >> come on. >> i think we learned our lesson last week of what we saw with notre dame. >> thank you so much. >> add such insight, you know. >> you sounded like you knew sports. >> ray, i will be nicer next week. >> can we have you next week? >> there's a little interesting weather tidbit, nasa was delayed because of high winds, winds in the upper levels of the atmosphere, between 15 and 22,000 feet. they're sending off one more weather balloon at 9:01 this morning, if that is a go we will look at the winds with the weather balloon sent up and know if it's going to go off at 9:08 this morning. 9:01 we'll know a little more. >> a font of information. >> weat
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Sep 14, 2011 2:00pm PDT
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Sep 24, 2011 4:00pm PDT
island in michigan where former massachusetts governor mitt romney will speak at any minute at a dinner for the mackinaw republican leadership conference. he's a native of the state and his father served as governor there in the 1960s, but texas governor rick perry isn't ready to cede the state to his rival. he spoke earlier in the day during a lunch at the same republican conference. here's what he had to say. >> i don't dislike government. i just want government to work. and work for us. i'd like for the federal government to do some of the things that it's actually supposed to do in the constitution. like defend our borders. >> let's gets to washington now where at this hour, president obama is going to speak at a dinner hosted by the congressional black caucus. african-americans are among the president's strongest supporters. they're also suffering, and unemployment rate close to 17%. some members of the cbc say they want the president to fight harder for his proposals and in just a few minutes, you're going to hear my conversation with emmanuel clear of, the chairman of the
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Sep 7, 2011 4:00pm PDT
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Sep 26, 2011 6:00pm PDT
judge us well that we kept this going for so long. i came from michigan. we were the first english speaking government in the world back in the 1800s to eliminate the death penalty. we haven't had it sense. it's barbaric, it doesn't prevent crime. it doesn't act as a deterrent. >> but the key thing about it is if they can guarantee that every single person was 100% guilty, that's one argument, but i've read a statistic this morning 17 people who were on death row have had their sentences commuted because dna, fresh fresh evidence, acquitted them of the crimes. they would have all potentially -- >> been killed. >> been killed. and that becomes a form of state legislative murder. >> that is correct. murder in our name. >> another 112 had their sentences commuted from death row. when you see that volume of people who were clearly innocent of these crimes. >> right. >> that to me is the end of the debate, isn't it? >> it should absolutely be the end of the debate. for people to applaud texas like that i saw a sign somebody was holding, i think it was actually just down at the protest t
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Sep 14, 2011 8:00pm PDT
colorado, in rural michigan, across the midwest and in the south? >> well, the same things were asked of the republicans when we won a special election in one of the most republican districts in the united states in upstate new york. look, the fact of the matter is that they stole one from us in downstate new york and it's not the end of the world for us just as we stole one from them in upstate new york and it wasn't the end of the world for them. special elections are not predictive, john. let me give you one statistic. in 2006 we lost every single competitive special election and democrats won the house of representatives. in 2010, we won every single competitive special election and we lost control of the house of the representatives. they are moments in time. they are not predictive of trends. >> you don't think this means anything then, just one loss even though democrats have held this seat for 90 years? >> look, it was a tough loss. you know, i wish we had won. i'm not going to minimize it. i'm not going to sugarcoat it. >> but what happened? >> it was a loss based on a confluenc
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Sep 28, 2011 11:00pm PDT
lost track of were found at the scene. >> he had already made his travel plans to fly back to michigan and spend the christmas holiday with his family. brian's attention to detail had ensured that all the christmas gifts he had meticulously selected for his family had already been bought and sent in the mail prior to his arrival. brian did ultimately come home that christmas. we buried him not far from the house that he was raised in just prior to christmas day. >> his still grieving cousin speaking before the house oversight committee. the committee also heard from atf whistleblowers. >> we weren't giving guns to people who were hunting bear, we were giving guns to people who were killing other humans. >> rather than meet the wolf head on, we sharpened his teeth, added number to his claw. all the while we sad idly by watching, tracking and noting as he became a more efficient and effective predator. >> remember the idea was to give guns to gun runners, to drug runners, to mexican drug cartels, track where those weapons were and ultimately -- ultimately on the mexican side of the borde
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Sep 4, 2011 3:00pm PDT
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Sep 28, 2011 2:00am PDT
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Sep 15, 2011 4:00pm PDT
, how are you going to win in michigan and colorado -- >> if you look at the record the last couple years democrats won the majority of the special elections. it didn't mean nothing to us in 2010. i think we put too much weight on that one district. and in the end the president, look -- this is where james is right. the president and the white house, they're going to have to do a better job of communicating. clearly republicans have been winning the communication battle. i don't think there's a democrat in town who argue that they haven't been. >> quinnipiac poll out today, virginia one of the states the president won. everyone said, wow, the democrats won virginia. disapproval now, 54%. 40%. even california, look, the president is going to carry california unless everything goes south in november 2012. for the first time his approval rating in california is under 50%. 46%. so james, i think you're saying look at these numbers and mr. president even if you think you're right on the policy, you have to do something? >> well, look, i would say this. if cornell and the president thinks
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Sep 2, 2011 4:00pm PDT
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Sep 29, 2011 5:00pm PDT
father said in michigan some 40 or 50 years ago. 40 years ago. i think that's why it also raised alarms. but clearly there are blocs in this country who vote the way they do. that's been a historical pattern up and down every demographic strat ta you can divide the electorate over. that's part of america. always has been. >> cornell? >> if you say that, that's fine. but when you say that people are brainwashed a certain racial group is for doing that, that's the problem. >> interesting discussion. cornell, appreciate it. >> but it's not racist. >> it's bigoted. if someone is making bigoted statements, i have no problem calling them a racist or a bigot. >> that's why a lot of people stay out of politics, anderson, because one word and then somebody's accusing you of being a racist. that's what's wrong with people in politics that make things like this into racism. >> what's wrong in politics is when you don't call bigoted statements out. that's what's wrong with politics. >> if this is bigotry, we have a lot to fear. >> well, we do have a lot to fear. herm cain being number three
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Sep 3, 2011 11:00am PDT
underwater. in places like michigan, california, parts there, they're suffering from unemployment numbers that are greater than during the depths of the great depression. look, barack obama promised to cut the deficit in half, and instead he turned around and he tripled it. and now our national debt is growing at $3 million a minute. that's $4.25 billion a day. president obama, is this when you call winning the future? i call it losing, losing our country, and with it the american dream. president obama, these people, these americans feel that fierce urgency of now, but do you feel it, sir? the tea party was born of this urgency. it is the same sense of urgency that propelled the sons of liberty during the revolution,. it is the same sense of urgency that propelled the abolitionists before the civil war and the civil rights movement during the 20th century. the tea party movement is part of this noble american tradition. this movement isn't simply a political awakening, it is an american awakening. it is coming from ordinary americans, not the politicos in the beltway, not those types. it
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Sep 29, 2011 11:00pm PDT
in michigan some 40 or 50 years ago. 40 years ago. i think that's why it also raised alarms. but clearly there are blocs in this country who vote the way they do. that's been a historical pattern up and down every demographic strat ta you can divide the electorate over. that's part of america. always has been. >> cornell? >> if you say that, that's fine. but when you say that people are brainwashed a certain racial group is for doing that, that's the problem. >> interesting discussion. cornell, appreciate it. >> but it's not racist. >> it's bigoted. if someone is making bigoted statements, i have no problem calling them a racist or a bigot. >> that's why a lot of people stay out of politics, anderson, because one word and then somebody's accusing you of being a racist. programming note, we're announcing the arizona republican party and cnn will co-host a gop presidential debate december 1st in arizona, october 18th in it las vegas, 8:00 p.m. eastern right here on cnn. let's see if herman cain gets questions on that. >>> still ahead, an exclusive look inside the italian prison whe
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Sep 18, 2011 11:00pm PDT
recently undertaken a highstakes experiment wits american workers. converting a factory in michigan to build the chevy sonic, a new sub compact car that would normally be built in a poorer country. gm is making the assembly line more efficient with automation and it got the union to agree to wage concessions in exchange for keeping the sonic jobs at home. >> we're willing to experiment and try to establish or bring back new jobs into the american economy. >> the price of the experiment is steep for gm's workers. almost half of the workers at the plant will make only $16 an hour. below the median wage. >> this is a job at general motors which, you know, people would have thought of as a ticket to the american dream. and here it is paying less than the median wage. >> we have progression within the union to afford for a higher standard of living, middle-class type wages. at the same time, i have to be competitive. >> i think it's worth taking wage cuts to keep manufacturing jobs in america. you see, if those jobs keep going overseas, we could lose our most important job creator of all
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Sep 28, 2011 8:00pm PDT
party chairman comes in and is tough on this. you'll remember back when michigan and florida tried to jump ahead in our primary season and according to the rules, everyone voted on in the democratic party voted on, that they would lose their delegates. now, someone has got to -- for this not to be a train wreck, a strong party chairman has to say if you move, there will be punishment for it. this is chaos on their side. believe me, i always root for chaos on their side. but this is chaos on their side. to one other point about what eric said. i. is an important state. it is an important state for organizing and getting in. if barack obama had not done well in iowa, he may not very well be president right now. it catapulted him. >> another reason to discount the iowa caucus. the republican convention is in florida. so they're going to have a hard time disqualifying florida delegates to the convention held in florida if they want to show up and not have the doors barred at the convention center. >> you never know. they might close the bars early and we couldn't have that. here is som
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